elenctic

adjective elenc·tic \-ŋtik\\-tə̇kəl\
variants: or

elenchtic

\-ŋtik\ less commonly

elenctical

or

elenchtical

\-tə̇kəl\

Definition of elenctic

  1. :  serving to refute —used of indirect modes of proof —opposed to deictic

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Origin and Etymology of elenctic

Greek elenktikos, from elenktos (verbal of elenchein) + -ikos -ic, -ical


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